We're used to hearing about malaria, even HIV/AIDS when it comes to health concerns of Africa. But it might surprise you to know that cancer is growing as a leading cause of death.
Pulitzer Center grantee Paul Salopek was featured on NPR's On the Media August 16, 2013.
Ondelee Perteet was shot in the face during a gang altercation in Chicago, but he and his mother never gave up.
In his book, senior adviser Marvin Kalb examines U.S. presidents' choices in declaring war. An interview with the author on NPR.
National Geographic fellow and Pulitzer Center grantee Paul Salopek talks to NPR about the most recent leg of his seven-year journey.
An Afro-Caribbean community on the Atlantic coast of Central America uses its rich musical tradition to fight an HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Women in rural Nepal sleep in huts, caves and animal sheds every month during their periods — a practice called chaupadi.
Photographer Shiho Fukada has been documenting Japan's economic difficulties, telling stories of people who made hard choices in the wake of the crisis.
The paper industry once employed thousands of people across the state of Wisconsin. Now, mills are closing.
Bahrain's strongest Islamist group, Al Wefaq, has consistently called for peaceful protests. But now it faces pressure from younger militants throwing Molotovs and advancing more radical demands.
The Persian Gulf kingdom of Bahrain has jailed opposition leaders and recently banned all demonstrations. But the protests continue, particularly in the smaller villages outside the capital, Manama.
Central America's most peaceful nation is becoming more and more entangled in a violent drug war.